Category Archives: Press Releases

The Richland-Lexington Airport District Announces New Executive Director

The Richland-Lexington Airport District Announces New Executive Director The Richland-Lexington Airport District has promoted Michael A. Gula, A.A.E., to the position of Executive Director of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) after a national recruitment initiative. Columbia Metropolitan Airport is a major economic engine for South Carolina's Midlands region. As a self-sufficient entity, the airport doesn't…
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AMERICAN AIRLINES DOUBLES AIRCRAFT SIZE ON DALLAS FLIGHTS

American Airlines will double aircraft size and seating capacity on its flights between Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Dallas / Ft. Worth this summer. Effective June 7th, American will replace 76-seat regional jets with 140-seat mainline aircraft on the two daily flights between CAE and the airline’s Texas hub. Flights to Dallas generally depart in the…
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JANUARY AND FEBRUARY TRAFFIC UP 5.3% AT CAE

[caption id="attachment_6228" align="alignleft" width="257"] Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 departing CAE[/caption] Columbia Metropolitan Airport recorded a 5.3% increase in traffic over the first two months of 2018 as compared to the previous year.  Roughly 166,000 total passengers used the airport in January and February, compared to 157,000 for the same months in 2017. “While there…
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New Airport Commission Chair and Vice Chair Named

[caption id="attachment_6202" align="alignleft" width="350"] Airport Commission Chairman James L. Whitmire[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6205" align="alignleft" width="350"] Vice Chairman Richard McIntyre[/caption]                                                 James Leslie Whitmire has been elected the Chairman of the Richland-Lexington Airport Commission.…
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